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Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

By 12 hours ago

Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change. After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints. The Google-owned... >>

Vax Air Revolve Pet review: The funky, new-wave vacuum cleaner
4.5 out of 5

Vax Air Revolve Pet review: The funky, new-wave vacuum cleaner

By 24 March 2015

Builder's dust. If you know it well, then you know just what it can do. And having caused our previous vacuum cleaner to meet an early grave, we needed a new and powerful lil sucker to replace it. Enter the Vax Air Revolve Pet, a bagless vacuum cleaner... >>

Dyson's $15M investment into Sakti3 will bring solid state batteries to its cordless vacuums

Dyson's $15M investment into Sakti3 will bring solid state batteries to its cordless vacuums

By 16 March 2015

Dyson is investing millions into solid state batteries, so that it's next range of cordless vacuums will get a powerful boost. Michigan-based Sakti3 is a battery company, which has received backing from GM's venture capital unit, and it specialises in... >>

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

By 3 March 2015

Icontrol Networks has announced a new Piper at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, building on the original all-in-one home security and video monitoring system. The new model, called Piper nv, introduces a new camera system and night vision to the... >>

Philips Hue Phoenix is a new range of smart lamps that glow every shade of white light

Philips Hue Phoenix is a new range of smart lamps that glow every shade of white light

By 2 March 2015

Mobile World Congress couldn't be described as a true industry conference if Philips didn't stop by to unveil its latest effort in the smart lighting market, called Philips Hue Phoenix. Phoenix, which is a new range of white ambience-connected lamps,... >>

Ikea brings wireless charging furniture to the UK as part of new 'Home Smart' plan

Ikea brings wireless charging furniture to the UK as part of new 'Home Smart' plan

By 1 March 2015

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea has unleashed a range of furniture with built-in wireless charging spots. The range will be soon available in the UK, and the idea is that it should conveniently help you charge your mobile devices while at home.... >>

Sesame is a smart lock that lets you open doors with a custom knock

Sesame is a smart lock that lets you open doors with a custom knock

By 26 February 2015

We can't wait for a day when all of our homes and devices and appliances and doors and windows and cars and lives will be smart and automated. That's why it's exciting when new projects for internet-connected stuff like Sesame land on Kickstarter. Sesame... >>

IFTTT explained: How does it work, and what are the new Do apps?

IFTTT explained: How does it work, and what are the new Do apps?

By 19 February 2015

The internet is a wonderful thing chock-full of fun and useful experiences, but it can also complicate our lives. With so many websites and apps in the world, you've probably experienced difficulty in managing them or even completing basic tasks. Luckily... >>

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera
4 out of 5

Withings Home review: More than just a smart camera

By 16 February 2015

Withings is better known for its health monitoring devices, but activity trackers and smart scales aren't the only pies it has its fingers in. The Withings Home is an HD camera with air quality sensors that allow you to monitor your home using an accompanying... >>

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

By 13 February 2015

British Gas has announced that it is to acquire AlertMe, the company that powers its Hive Active Heating, in a deal worth £44 million. This figure includes the 21 per cent holding that British Gas already has in AlertMe, bringing AlertMe's total valuation... >>